The exquisite arrangements at tiny Fleur will make you wish someone would send you flowers more often (hint, hint). Even if you can’t spring for one of the more involved creations, the staff will help you pick out a few exotic or everyday blooms to brighten a room. As required by the Floral Boutique Act of 2002, Fleur stocks jewelry, lotions, candles, and baby gifts as well. All of which makes it an even better place to browse away the time waiting for a table at Lula Cafe, around the corner (see Restaurants). 3149 W. Logan, 773-395-2770, fleurchicago.com. —Heather Kenny
A New Leaf
1645 N. Wells, 312-642-1576; 1818 N. Wells, 312-642-8553; 312 S. Dearborn, 312-427-9097; anewleafchicago.com.